The Pace University Department of Athletics named the five newest members of the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame.
Dennis Carpenter (football ’75), Katie Holden (softball ’01), Wanda Maynard-Morris (women’s basketball ’02), Marcus Mayus (lacrosse ’00) and Bob Scheinblum (men’s basketball ’61) make up the eleventh class in the history of Pace’s Hall of Fame and will be inducted with a ceremony on Tuesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. at the Tudor Room of Pace’s White Plains campus.
Carpenter was Pace’s quarterback from 1969 to 1974. He led the nation in total offense in his freshmen year, in which Pace won the Metropolitan Bowl. He earned MVP honors in both that game and the regular season. In his junior year, he led Pace’s top-ranked offense in terms of yardage. He led Pace to another win at the Metropolitan Bowl in his senior year. Carpenter was a teacher in Katonah from 1977 to 2005.
Holden was a four-time Northeast-10 All-Conference selection from 1998 to 2001 and a three-time member of the ECAC Division-II North All-Star Team. She made the CoSIDA Academic All-District team in her junior year and won the Woody Hayes Scholar-Athlete Award. She was Pace’s Letterwinner of the Year in her senior season. She now works as an attorney.
Maynard-Morris played from 1998 to 2002 and earned Northeast-10 All-Conference honors three times, along with ECAC All-Star Honors and Met Writers Association All-Star Honors. She was Pace’s Female Athlete of the Year in her junior season, in which she led Pace to the Elite Eight. She was the Pace Letterwinner of the Year and ECAC Player of the Year in her senior season. She is only the second player in Northeast-10 Conference history to be named Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season.
Mayus played lacrosse at Pace from 1996 to 1999. He earned Knickerbocker All-Conference honors in his freshman year and was Pace Athlete of the Year in his junior season. He was selected as Division II All-American and Northeast-10 All-Conference twice in his junior and senior years and earned Northeast-10 Player of the Year honors in his senior year. He now works as a doctor of internal medicine in Cos Cob, Conn.
Scheinblum was on the men’s basketball team from 1958 to 1961 and also played baseball at Pace. He was the captain of the basketball team in his senior year and was Pace Athlete of the Year. He graduated as Pace’s all-time leading scorer. He went on to be a lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps and flew in 297 combat missions in Vietnam from 1967 to 1978. He won a gold medal and bronze medal at the Arkansas State Invitational Senior Olympics in 2000 and 2001, respectively, and averaged 20 points per game. He averaged 15 points per game in the 2001 National Senior Olympics. He retired as a captain and instructor for Delta Airlines in October 1999 and today volunteers as a pilot for Mercy MedFlight, a charitable air ambulance service.
Tickets for the event are $100 and are available here.
From a report by Pace University Athletics/John M. Tagliaferri